Are you Living in an Apartment with Little Ones in the City of Parramatta?

If yes, then share your views on the challenges of raising children in apartments in an important research study being carried out.

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Apartment living child development research study
(photo credit: Mamamia)

Apartment living is the new norm in Australia but surprisingly there’s limited research on the challenges of raising children in apartments. This is why Western Sydney Local Health District Centre for Population Health and the City of Parramatta Council have teamed up to conduct a study. Information gathered in the study will help to better understand the ability of children to live and thrive in modern apartment lifestyles. And then be used to improve planning and advocate for apartment building, and surrounding neighbourhoods, to be more child and family friendly.

To be part of this important study, you just need to be interviewed for about an 1 hour. The interview can be done over the phone or in person. And you will just be asked questions about what it is like for your family living in an apartment and the features of apartment life that support or limit your ability to live well.

Apartment living child development research study
(photo credit: City of Parramatta Council)

Who can participate?

Parent’s currently living in an apartment in the Parramatta local government area, with children 0-5yrs, are invited to participate.

What’s involved?

Parents will be interviewed either individually or as part of a focus group. The interviews can be held at a Council or public location, such as a library, or over the phone. You will be asked questions about what it is like for your family living in an apartment and the features of apartment life that support or limit your ability to live well.

What happens with my information?

All information will be confidential and there will be no way of identifying individuals in the final report.

When will the interviews take place?

Interviews will be conducted from 1st November to 20th December 2017.

Does it cost anything?

No, not a cent. You just need to be available for 1 hour for an interview.

Sounds great! How can I get involved?

Please contact the study investigator Dr Buddhini Hermes on 9840 3603 or email [email protected].

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